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Title: Innovation Challenge - New Zealand Pigmyweed
Reference No: NOV336398
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000562508
Published by: Scottish Canals
Publication Date: 07/11/2018
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 01 Prior Information Notices (below OJEU threshold or call offs of any value)
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The development of innovative management techniques to control the spread of a non-native invasive amphibious plant New Zealand Pigmyweed (NZP) (Crassula helmsii) on the Caledonian Canal, Inverness.
This project is funded by Scottish Enterprise via the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund which seeks teams of innovators to develop new management techniques to control the spread of, and where possible eradicate, NZP. The plant is found growing on land and in the water in the canal system. Any solution needs to be practical, scalable and take account of environmental regulations and the wider ecology of the canal and its catchment.
The procurement will be undertaken in two phases. It is the intention that Phase 1 of the project will invite 3 to 5 teams (challenge solvers) to undertake a 6 month Proof of Concept stage (value 30-50k GBP per team).
CPV: 77312000, 71313000.

Future Contract Opportunity (below OJEU threshold)

This notice is for prior information only

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Canals

Canal House, 1 Applecross Street

Glasgow

G4 9SP

UK

Contact person: Steven Menzies

Telephone: +44 1413326936

E-mail: procurement@scottishcanals.co.uk

Fax: +44 1413311688

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA13122

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Innovation Challenge - New Zealand Pigmyweed

II.1.2) Main CPV code

77312000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The development of innovative management techniques to control the spread of a non-native invasive amphibious plant New Zealand Pigmyweed (NZP) (Crassula helmsii) on the Caledonian Canal, Inverness.

This project is funded by Scottish Enterprise via the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund which seeks teams of innovators to develop new management techniques to control the spread of, and where possible eradicate, NZP. The plant is found growing on land and in the water in the canal system. Any solution needs to be practical, scalable and take account of environmental regulations and the wider ecology of the canal and its catchment.

The procurement will be undertaken in two phases. It is the intention that Phase 1 of the project will invite 3 to 5 teams (challenge solvers) to undertake a 6 month Proof of Concept stage (value 30-50k GBP per team).

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71313000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM6


Main site or place of performance:

Inverness

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The development of innovative management techniques to control the spread of a non-native invasive amphibious plant New Zealand Pigmyweed (NZP) (Crassula helmsii) on the Caledonian Canal, Inverness.

This project is funded by Scottish Enterprise via the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund which seeks teams of innovators to develop new management techniques to control the spread of, and where possible eradicate, NZP. The plant is found growing on land and in the water in the canal system. Any solution needs to be practical, scalable and take account of environmental regulations and the wider ecology of the canal and its catchment.

The procurement will be undertaken in two phases. It is the intention that Phase 1 of the project will invite 3 to 5 teams (challenge solvers) to undertake a 6 month Proof of Concept stage (value 30-50k GBP per team). Depending on the outcome of Phase 1, this may be followed by a Phase 2 Prototype development and demonstration stage, 6-18 months duration, where 1-2 promising challenge solvers will be awarded 50-200k GBP each.

II.2.14) Additional information

Additional information is provided on the background to this project. At this stage we are looking for interested parties to complete the attached questionnaire for return by 30/11/2018 to gauge the level of interest in this opportunity.

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

31/12/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Additional information is provided on the background to this project. At this stage we are looking for interested parties to complete the attached questionnaire for return by 30/11/2018 to gauge the level of interest in this opportunity.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=562508.

(SC Ref:562508)

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

07/11/2018


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
09/11/2018 10:04ADDED FILE: Photographs

Additional photographs of the area
Main Contact: procurement@scottishcanals.co.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
151300Environmental ConsultancyConsultancy
189999other Environmental ServicesEnvironmental Services
241200Services - HorticulturalHorticultural
241211Services - Weed ControlHorticultural

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
120Highlands and Islands

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
07/11/2018NZP PIN Info request form v2Response form34.58 KB27
07/11/2018Summary information for Scottish Canals NZP projectv3Additional Information653.58 KB19
09/11/2018NZP PhotosAdditional photographs of the area5.66 MB30

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